Research Manager

at Samuel Hall
Published November 13, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category Research  
Job Type Full Time  



We are seeking an experienced and professional Social Equity Research Manager (RM) to join its team for a full-time position.

We work in a fast-paced, demanding, and challenging environment – you will be expected to grow with us and carve out your own spot in the team. We look for proactive, creative individuals who find opportunities to make their mark and identify solutions to problems. We look for strong leaders and reliable team-players who can add value from the very start, expand our knowledge and help us to maximise our social impact.

Tasks & Responsibilities
Objective 1 - Research Management and Coordination

Setting the vision of the project with the Director of Research
Guide Project Leads and Research Assistants to understand and implement the vision for the research
Manage and train teams
Focus on specific thematic area of research and develop in-house expertise
Objective 2 - Client Management and Communications

Liaise with stakeholders at all levels – including donors and government representatives – presenting Samuel Hall and its research partners in a clear and professional manner
Prepare presentations for stakeholders (internal and external)
Coordinate activities with relevant partners in close collaboration with the Director of Research
Objective 3 - Research

Lead on methodology and tool design as per industry, academic, and SH standards
Provide strong analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, and recommendations
Lead the development and authoring of research papers, concept notes, draft and final reports, and other documentation as required during the ongoing projects
Manage and conduct fieldwork in multiple countries, which entails qualitative and quantitative research
Conduct secondary research, literature reviews, and key informant interviews
Review and evaluation of data quality
Contribute to dissemination strategies and activities as agreed with the Director of Research and Development Unit


A Master's degree in a relevant field

A PhD degree in a relevant field


A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience of research in contexts of migration, displacement, economics, and international development

Past experience specific to the East and Horn of Africa, Central/South Asia, and/or the Middle East and North Africa

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